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Charleston Naval Base organization pledges $11 million to Africa – Live5News.com | Charleston, SC


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The Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority’s board unanimously approved an $11 million donation to the International African American Museum.

“The IAAM will tell an important part of our nation’s history,” RADM William L. Schachte, Jr. (USN) (Ret.) said. “Part of our mission at the Charleston RDA is to help revitalize the Tri-County area. The IAAM will certainly impact our region and communities well beyond South Carolina, in a positive way.”

In 1994, the South Carolina Legislature created the Charleston RDA to redevelop the Charleston Naval Complex and revitalize the surrounding communities after the federal government announced the impending closure of the complex. At the time of closing, more than 6,000 civilians and more than 8,000…

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'Porgy' author DuBose Heyward born in Charleston in August 1885



In 1925, he published his first novel, "Porgy," which was based on African American life in Charleston. The book gained notoriety, and a nonmusical …
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Fluor Foundation pledges $500K to Charleston International African American Museum



The International African American Museum has received a $500,000 pledge from an organization with ties to Greenville. The gift from Texas-based …
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Slave Dwelling Project, Historic Charleston, and the Gaillard join for ambitious event recognizing African-American…


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In one of the more ambitious multimedia/historical/artistic projects we’ve…

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SC African American Heritage Commission Celebrates Rosenwald School Historic Sites – The Charleston Chronicle


For many children in rural South Carolina, going back to school in the 1920s meant a walk down dirt roads to wood-frame, one-story buildings, oriented to capture natural light because there was no electricity, with three to eight rooms in which children received formal education from 1st to 7th grade. They likely attended a Rosenwald School, one of 500 built in the remote agricultural landscapes of South Carolina under a national program developed by Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation said the effort has been called “the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century,” and that attending a Rosenwald School…

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The Slave Dwelling Project, Historic Charleston Foundation and the Charleston Gaillard Center …



Kitchens, carriage houses, slave dwellings and even churches where the enslaved worshiped have survived to tell the stories of African Americans in …
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